back of the black stump


back of the black stump
Australian Slang
in the far outback; in any remote region

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • Back of the black stump — in the far outback; in any remote region …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • beyond the black stump — adverb extremely remote, outside the populated area, in the middle of nowhere. Typically used in Australia to refer to Outback areas. ,2004: “Just dont go gettin serious,” Frank warned. “We dont want any trouble. Were gonna be beyond the black… …   Wiktionary

  • Past the black stump — the same as back of beyond …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • beyond the Black Stump — a long way away, the back of nowhere …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • beyond the black stump — Australian Slang a long way away, the back of nowhere …   English dialects glossary

  • past the black stump — Australian Slang the same as back of beyond …   English dialects glossary

  • Black Stump — The Australian expression black stump is the name for an imaginary point beyond which the country is considered remote or uncivilised, an abstract marker of the limits of established settlement. The origin of the expression, especially in its… …   Wikipedia

  • black stump — /blæk ˈstʌmp/ (say blak stump) Colloquial –noun 1. a point at which known territory or established settlement ends. 2. Sydney Region the State Office Block. –phrase 3. beyond (or back of) the black stump, in the far outback; in outback or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • black stump — n Australian a very remote region. The mythical start ing point for the back of beyond . See also Woop woop …   Contemporary slang

  • back of beyond — noun A very remote place. and you, wi’ some o’ your auld warld stories, that the mind o’ man canna resist, whirl’d them to the back o’ beyont to look at the auld Roman camp Syn: beyond the black stump …   Wiktionary